IBEW Local 353 Toronto: Pathway Program
The IBEW 353 has partnered with The Aboriginal Apprenticeship Board of Ontario (AABO), Workforce Warriors, The Career Foundation, YWCA Toronto and Workers Health and Safety Centre to bring forward the Electric Pathway Program (The Pathway), a unique program preparing pre apprentices for entry into the IBEW 353 electrical trade.
The 2022 – 2023 Pathway intakes will be for women, or anyone identifying as a woman, two spirit, nonbinary or other non-cis gendered persons with a welcoming focus on Indigenous and racialized and newcomer workers. The Pathway Program will provide 15 weeks foundational electrical skills training and arrange for 10 weeks job placement with IBEW employers, for each participant.
Tomorrow's Trades: Workforce Development Program
Tomorrow’s Trades was created to build pathways and remove barriers for those traditionally underrepresented in the skilled trades, including women, indigenous youth, black youth, persons with disabilities, newcomers, at-risk youth, returning veterans, reservists, cadets, and those from racialized communities. We want to equip those interested in pursuing a career in skilled trades with the construction sector essential skills needed to become a high-quality apprentice.
Paid Pre-Apprenticeship Program with Building Up
This 16-week pre-apprenticeship program is a earn-while-you-learn program that gives housing providers an opportunity to connect work that needs to get done in their buildings with the people in their buildings that need the work. Building Up was developed in Toronto to improve the city’s environmental efficiency, affordable housing stock, and most of all – to create a real pathway for individuals experiencing barriers to enter apprenticeships and careers in the trades.
NexGen Builders: Quick Start in Construction
Quick Start in Construction is a new program that prepares those who want to work in construction trades to get ready with basic requirements and certifications, including Working at Heights, Elevated Work Platforms, WHMIS and Workplace Violence and Harassment.
Free Pre-Apprenticeship Program with the Ontario Masonry Training Centre
This program is for those who have the passion and interest for the Brick & Stone Masonry trade but lack the skills to be hired as an Apprentice by a masonry employer. This 28-32 week program provides basic theory and hands-on training for the brick and stone masonry field and introduction to refractory and restoration.